backtop


Print

Virtualization and its "green" side

There are two types of green weighing on the minds of business professionals these days: The green that denotes business practices that tread lightly on the environment, and the green that represents money – or lack thereof for capital improvements. The big question is, can you implement the former type of green without spending too much of the latter?

Apparently, you can. At least, so says a recent report written by Barb Goldworm, a virtualization analyst for Focus Consulting and co-author of the 2007 book, “Blade Servers and Virtualization: Transforming Enterprise Computing While Cutting Costs.” In the white paper titled “How to Green Your Data Center from the Server Out,” Goldworm and her co-authors Armando Acosta of Dell and Ed Kurtzer of Intel set out with the premise that the greening of data centers is not only desirable – it’s inevitable.

“Energy costs are going up dramatically. In fact, energy costs are surpassing hardware costs,” according to the report.  An accompanying chart tells the story in graphic detail, showing clearly how energy remained relatively low throughout the 90s and well into the current decade. However, in 2008, energy prices suddenly shot up, quickly crossing over the stable line representing server costs. For the first time, “We are spending more money on power and cooling for the servers than we are for the servers themselves,” the authors state.

As an example, consider a 1,000 square foot data center, which can hold 30 10kW racks. The power required to operate that infrastructure is about 300kW, with another 300kW required for cooling. In Goldworm’s estimates, that translates to an electric bill of $240,000 annually for cooling alone. This explains why, in a survey at last year’s Interop conference , 74% of the IT professionals polled said their company’s major motivation for adopting energy-conserving “green IT” practices is cost reduction. 

To read more on virtualization, head on over to IBM’s Server Virtualization website.





"Mac OS X is like living in a farmhouse in the country with no locks, and Windows is living in a house with bars on the windows in the bad part of town." -- Charlie Miller






Most Popular ArticlesSuper Hi- Vision Will Amaze the World
January 16, 2017, 9:53 AM
Samsung Chromebook Plus – Coming in February 2017
January 17, 2017, 12:01 AM
Samsung 2017 Handset’s Updates
January 17, 2017, 12:01 AM
Teclast Tbook X5 Pro - Coming January 23
January 16, 2017, 9:21 AM
Gionee Marathon M5 Plus – China’s Flagship Smartphone
January 15, 2017, 2:02 AM

Latest Blog Posts
Some new News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 23, 2017, 8:59 AM
What is new?
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 22, 2017, 7:00 AM
News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 20, 2017, 7:00 AM
News of the World
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 19, 2017, 7:00 AM
Some tips
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 17, 2017, 12:16 AM
News of the Day
DailyTech Staff - Jan 16, 2017, 12:10 PM
Tech News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 15, 2017, 12:32 AM
Here is Some News
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 14, 2017, 12:39 AM
News around the world
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 12, 2017, 12:01 AM
Rumors and Announcements
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 11, 2017, 12:01 AM
Some news of Day
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 7, 2017, 12:01 AM
News 2017 CES
Saimin Nidarson - Jan 6, 2017, 12:01 AM






botimage
Copyright 2017 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki